Lady Baltimore Cake

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

I am indebted to a Yankee for information pertaining to the origins of some of the recipes in this book. He is John Mariani, the author of The Dictionary of American Food and Drink. He states that there are various stories as to the origin of the famed Lady Baltimore Cake. One has it that it was first conceived by a Southern belle named Alicia Rhett Mayberry of Charleston, South Carolina. It is said that she created it for Owen Wister, the novelist, w